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Asian Markets Tumble Amid Mortgage Crisis

Stocks in Asia continued a downward spiral today, led by shares in South Korea. Across Europe, markets were also sustaining losses.

U.S. Is Prodding Pakistan Leader to Share Power

U.S. officials are quietly urging Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, to share power with Benazir Bhutto, a longtime rival.

Parents Warned Cough Medicines Imperil Infants

The Food and Drug Administration issued an advisory against giving cough and cold medicines to children under the age of 2.

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Quake Rocks Peru, Leaving Dead and Rubble
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Quake Rocks Peru, Leaving Dead and Rubble

A man examined the damage to his house after a powerful earthquake forced evacuations in Peru on Wednesday. At least 115 people were killed, an official said early today.

Bridge Failure Can't Fend Off Usual Politics

It took all of two weeks for the political unity brought on by a deadly bridge collapse in Minneapolis to unravel.

CARE Turns Down Federal Funds for Food Aid

CARE, one of the world's biggest charities, said that American food aid may hurt the people it aims to help.

Mixed Signals: Driving to Work as a Tax Break

A new federal push to promote traffic-busting policies like congestion pricing appears to contradict other tax breaks.


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Bluetooth and the End of Audio Wiring

Bluetooth and the End of Audio Wiring David Pogue delves into disappearing wires and the growing wireless technology industry.

Exotics on the Easy Payment Plan

Some people wealthy enough to buy the most expensive cars on the planet choose to lease instead.

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